Recently I visited the Czech Republic and I have made acquaintance with the wines. Particularly actually, because the Czech Republic is of course mostly known for its beer. For example think of the town Pils, where they brew the tastiest beers. Yet the Czech Republic has more than 20 000 hectares of vineyards!
I’m in the wine region of Moravia and taste under the leadership of Wine4Life tastes like Riesling, Sauvignon, Gruner Veltliner and Blaufrankisch, but also indigenous grapes as Palava, Moravian Muscat and Cabernet Moravia.
2 x Czech Wine Tasting
Wine4Life takes us first to a wine tasting at Národní Vinařské Center, the national wine center. In the characteristic wine cellar are over 100 types of wine that you can taste. You can do this on your own or with an experienced sommelier.
We taste while our sommelier explains everything. We start with white and end with red. In between we eat pieces of bread and we drink glasses of water. Over 15 sips later, I know what I like most: still the Rieslink but also the Moravian Muskat.
National wine center – Zámek 1, 691 42 Valtice, Czech Republic
The second tasting later in the day takes place at Milan Nestarec. Milan is the local winery, and has done so since childhood with passion. In his quirky little winebar you taste the local character and you feel equally welcome.
We feast on the snacks and sip on Milan’s fine wines. In the cellar we can smell the wine in barrels and we see wines that has produced by his grandfather.
Milan Nestarec – Pod Předníma 350, 691 02 Velké Bílovice, Czech Republic
Czech wine is officially divided into two regions, Bohemia and Moravia. The Moravian wine region produces 96% of Czech wines and is the most important wine region of the Czech Republic. Moravia is located in the southeast of the country, bordering Austria and Slovakia.
Moravia produces many white wines but also beautiful red and rosé wines.
Look at the wonderful wine fields: